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  • Jon shared from Transformational Discipleship: How People Really Grow by Eric Geiger, Michael Kelley, Philip Nation
    Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor. —Charles Spurgeon
  • Jon shared from A Year with C. S. Lewis by C. S. Lewis
    The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.
    Note: Great reminder as we set out to Serve the City today and love those that the city calls unlovable.
  • Jon shared from A Year with C. S. Lewis by C. S. Lewis
    The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.
    Note: Great reminder as we enter Serve the City today to love the unlovely of society.
  • Jon shared from Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything by Anonymous
    Every cult of personality that emphasizes the distinguished qualities, virtues, and talents of another person, even though these be of an altogether spiritual nature, is worldly and has no place in the Christian community; indeed, it poisons the Christian community. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Note: Great word for Christianity today.
  • Jon shared from A Year with C. S. Lewis by C. S. Lewis
    In the same way the Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. It is even doubtful, you know, whether the whole universe was created for any other purpose. —from Mere Christianity
    Note: Agree or disagree? Is the church primarily designed for the vertical purpose of worship or the horizontal purpose of making disciples?
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Jon Ritner